Thursday, April 20, 2000 Maritime News

U.K. Government Pressured To Award Locally

Apr 20, 2000

Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers last Thursday promised the government would give "fullest consideration" to Govan shipyard's bid for a defense contract for roll-on roll-off ferries.

Defense Companies Rebound

Apr 20, 2000

Defense companies, which have suffered mightily on the stock markets of late, took a sharp upturn, led by General Dynamics Corp., which posted strong earnings last

Dutch Company To Build Harbor

Apr 20, 2000

Dutch construction group Ballast Nedam won a $63.83 million contract to build a harbor in the Gaza area. The construction will be financed by the Dutch and the French government,

Erika To Be Emptied

Apr 20, 2000

TotalFinaElf picked Coflexip Stena Offshore and Stolt Offshore to pump oil from the tanker Erika, which sank off France's Atlantic coast. TotalFinaElf, which has

RINA Strikes 22 Ships From Register

Apr 20, 2000

RINA, the Italian shipping standards body, which has taken enormous heat for passing as seaworthy the tanker Erika which broke up off France, has struck 22 ships off its books.

Iran Needs 34 New Oil Tankers

Apr 20, 2000

Iran said its needs up to 34 new oil tankers to refurbish and expand its ageing fleet. Iran currently owns or has placed orders for a total of 36 tankers, said Mohammad Souri,

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